Rob Crow

Report Finds Almost 7,000 In-Custody Deaths in Texas

Almost 7,000 individuals in Texas have died in police custody or behind bars over the past 10 years, according to an online report released Wednesday by a University of Texas at Austin research institute. Nearly 2,000 of them had not been convicted of a crime.

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Callie Richmond

Bland Committee Calls for New Jail, Body Cameras

Waller County needs a new jail, local officers need body cameras to record their activities and the sheriff's office needs to promote civility, a study committee formed after the death of Sandra Bland said Tuesday.

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Michael Stravato

Trooper in Sandra Bland Case Pleads Not Guilty

Former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia appeared before a state district judge Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea to a perjury charge stemming from his arrest of Sandra Bland.

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Waller County Sheriff Dept.

Sandra Bland Case: Fired DPS Trooper to Appear in Court Tuesday

When former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia steps into a Waller County courtroom on Tuesday for his arraignment, he will move forward with one of three battles he is fighting since he arrested Sandra Bland last year.

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Waller County Sheriff Dept.

Trooper in Sandra Bland Case Set for Arraignment

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia's arraignment on a perjury charge related to his arrest of Sandra Bland will be held in March, the Waller County District Clerk's office confirmed.

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Sandra Bland's Mom Wants FBI to Hand Over Records

The mother of Sandra Bland, the young black woman found hanged in a Waller County jail following a traffic stop, has asked a federal judge for help getting the FBI to turn over details of her daughter's arrest and death.

 

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Waller County Sheriff Dept.

DPS, Trooper Move to Halt Lawsuit by Sandra Bland's Family

The Texas Department of Public Safety and indicted trooper Brian Encinia want a federal judge to let the officer's criminal case in Waller County play out before moving forward with a lawsuit filed by Sandra Bland's mother.

 

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Waller County Sheriff Dept.

Trooper in Sandra Bland Case Plans to Appeal Firing

Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia will appeal his firing and disputes the allegation that he perjured himself in regards to his report on arresting Sandra Bland, his attorney told The Texas Tribune.

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Waller County Sheriff Dept.

Indicted Trooper Surrenders, Will Plead Not Guilty

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia, indicted Wednesday on a perjury charge related to his arrest of Sandra Bland, surrendered to Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon and was taken to the Waller County Jail. 

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